Girls Cross Country
2017 Season Review
The girls cross country team showed resiliency and mental toughness, as it was forced to deal with several non-running related setbacks that sidelined six of the potential top seven runners. The team pressed on with a group of runners filling in to the vacant varsity spots, many running at the varsity level for the first time.
Junior Katie Minton ran her way to All-Sectional honors and won the team’s MVP award for the second time in three years. She also qualified individually for semi-state. Senior Kate Morse earned the team’s mental attitude award. The Indiana Association of Track and Cross County Coaches (IATCC) named Minton, Morse and seniors Scout Leffler and Grace Murphy Academic All-State. Senior Olivia Origer was selected to the honorable mention Academic All-State list by the IATCC. In the first race of the season in Shelby County, senior Kathleen Soller, in the midst of chemotherapy, ran and completed a race dedicated to another high school runner who had passed away from cancer earlier in the year.